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, robert duncan, cecil brown, jack spicer. my teacher was a student here and his teacher was josephine miles. i would be remiss if i did not acknowledge the continuing presence of ishmael reed, maxine pinkston, still among us and i must say to you that it is a pleasure and i have talked to the number of places where that term pleasure does not apply. [laughter] it is a pleasure to teach here with bob has and jeffrey, vikram chandra, tom farber but it's my students that have brought me great joy over these last several -- last five years in my teaching here. they read the assignments. [laughter] and then they show up in the office aching for commerce nation, which is just incredibly gratifying and it makes me work harder but that's okay. they graduate and they go out and they start galleries and began reading series. they take place in the world and they keep things going, so welcome here to this room this afternoon. thank you. [applause] >> i want to introduce a dynamic young man. this organization has gotten new blood but it's a good idea to keep some of the old blood around. [laugh
, robert tonkin, cecil brown, jack spicer. my teacher, archie and thence was a teacher here in his teacher was josephine miles. i'd be remiss if i did not acknowledge the continuing presence of someone, maxed in kingston still among us. and i must say to you that it's a pleasure and i've taught a number of places with the term pleasure does not apply. [laughter] it is a pleasure to teach your with linda jini, brunning mukherjee, the term chandra, tom faulkner, but it's my students that brought us great joy over these last five years and a teaching here. they read the assignments. and they showed up in the office or conversation. and they work harder. they begun reading series, tape lace in the world and keep things going. bagram here to discern this afternoon. thank you. [applause] >> i want to assure you is -- introduce a dynamic young man. it's a good idea to keep some of the old water out and our chairperson is just an imam, the great playwright ali. this young man and had the new culture. as a major. at 2:00 in the morning that was the kind of dogged pursuit waking people up at 2:00 in
brown. i mean, as moderate a guide and for the previous panel, they were talking about what congress needs to do to work together and where you need moderate republicans. you need moderate democrats but on the republican side, scott brown, probably would have been one of these people who could work across party lines, scott brown loses. linda -- in hawaii and moderate republican. she would have been a strong asset i think for that kind of congress that pulls things together. she was a terrific candidate and ran a great campaign but you know running in a republican in a very democratic state in the precedence home state is particularly her, it just rang up no sale. i would add heather wilson in new mexico was another one like that in so to sort of moderate republicans running in very blue states basically all lost and then look at their counterparts. look at the democratic moderates running in the red states. joe donnelly in indiana. now, sure maybe you want to get some credit to his opponent but you know, but he did manage to when and a blue jersey winning in indiana in a nondemocr
is michael peach, and he's the publisher of little brown who is tom wolfe's publisher. if he'll stand, i would hope he could be recognized. mike? there he is. thank you, michael. [applause] >> welcome. >> thank you. and our sponsor, one of the really great sponsors that we've had for many, many years, they've been really huge supporters of the miami book fair, and that's wpbt, channel 2. and to get our program off the ground, i want to bring out the executive vice president and chief operating officer, delaware hour race sukdeo please, please, welcome her. thank you all. >> have a good evening. [applause] >> thank you, everyone, and welcome. my name is delores, i'm the coo for wpbt-2 which is your public television station. [applause] now, what i love about the miami book fair is that for me it represents how we should be known here in miami. sure, we have beautiful beaches, we've got some interesting politics. i think increasingly we'll be known for our wacky characters. but if you look to the person to your right and if you speak to the person to your left, what you will find are engag
to the rest of her mother's papers into helping brown's papers and i corresponded with her by e-mail and masse to do an interview and said he said everything in the book and unless i have a specific question that she really didn't want to see and to be a cynic could not contact. >> could you expand a little more on the first lady's domestic agenda -- [inaudible] >> and she became first lady a difficult time. she had an agenda. her first as volunteerism, although she's very interested in reading. a volunteerism is something very dear to her because she did very much believe in people helping other people. you have to remember 1969 the country was in tremendous turmoil says something like volunteerism is not going to be a cause that would catch on with the general public. she also did run into obstacles of a very tense situation between the west wing in a string. she did run into issues in terms of being able to explore and find herself. she did have other things domestically although jackie kennedy gets a tremendous amount or redecorating the white house and actually pat did more of that. she h
assertiveness basically. the same thing that elizabeth warren faced in scott brown, which was to sneer at her as an elite professor, which really got to me. it means we started teaching about the same time. for women of color and the entire united states teaching the, two blacks, one nation, one latina. and that is not so long ago. a few years afterwards i went into the classroom and having mostly men in a classroom, most of whom on election night before the election was decided i had to turn us in a classroom and was filled with that romney's. i woke up to a brand-new world. this is the way law schools looked when i was coming out. when you first started teaching to the woman, when he lived in massachusetts he didn't just say professor, he said blake though you could really profess anything. i really rocketed me back. so i think in addition to the mockery generally and the electorate, in addition to the demeaning of women generally, you sort of have a celebrated when were hired, but it's also a double whammy in a political setting. >> i'm in washington. it's an interesting place. i love d.c.
that when a male is elected to senatorship, immediately this, a future presidential hopeful. scott brown had not since warning yet in massachusetts. and so many have been in washington for 7 years. and we were curious why not. >> how did you decide to write this book. how did this book come about. i had been a political nerd since i was -- staging a
on the founding era. teaches at brown. c-span: his politics? >> guest: i really can't say what his politics are. i don't know that much about it. c-span: his slant? do you know which--i mean, i'm looking at page 46: 'both wood and his critics take it as a given that blacks and women were excluded from the declaration. such is the state of the debate within the historian's guild.' and you quote him earlier, 'gordon wood, widely regarded as the leading historian of political thought of the american founding, asked, "what was radical about the declaration in 1776? we know it did not mean that blacks and men were created equal to men--white men," although, it would in time be used to justify these equalities, too'--you have that in parentheses--'it was radical in 1776 because it meant that all white men were equal. surprisingly, wood was actually trying to defend the founders with this statement.' >> guest: right. i mean, he--the historian's profession, as i understand it, is--right now is being --is divided by a--one group on the far left, who wants to say that the american founding was just totally
sure we have the votes to do that. >> senator brown of massachusetts yesterday lamented -- [inaudible] >> i'm glad to have a chance to respond to that. i've wanted to do that. i saw during the campaign his plea for bipartisanship. that is a big joke. it's a travesty. he was on of the most partisan people that never served here. he could have saved citizens united katie could've been the 60th but i'm not in many other things. so i don't need a lecture from him on bipartisanship. he should go look in the mirror. [inaudible] >> i want to tell you earlier you should never chew complement just like when you're in school. i wanted to tell you earlier but didn't have a chance. john kerry is my rent. i work so hard for him when he was running for president. i did everything i could to help him and he came very, very close. there's been no better legislature then i served with. he's been out front on issues dealing with climate change, and for structure, development and many other things. i don't know any conversations at the president or anyone in the white house has had within any conversati
under then-governor brown who was known partially for this in the doons bury as governor moon beam. but he got it passed, so every new building in california had to meet energy efficiency standards. it's made california very efficient. these are the kinds of things, and as i said, portman and shaheen have been working on a compromise on this. these are the kinds of things we can do to make ourselves energy independent. my view, look, katrina -- sorry, sandy gave some impetus to dealing with climate change. and i said in new york we're going to pay for climate change one way or the ore. we can pay for it after each natural disaster. we in new york have had 50 -- sorry, we have had three or four hundred-year disasters -- sorry, i'm phrasing it wrong. we have had in the last three or four year, we have had once in 100-year disasters. with irene, with sandy. and so, you know, i think it will give some impetus to deal with climate change, but even if we can't reach compromise on that, there's lots of things in energy that we can reach compromise on, and that would be on the agenda. and
it difficult for them to vote for scott brown and linda lingle and heather wilson. the problems with republicans is that they're based -- that's a very ideologically driven voters, tea party folks, but part of the republican base is more open, friendly, to voting for democrats than the democratic base is for voting for republicans, i believe. i'm sure we could chew this over. let me give you an example. but me give you an example. heidi is a terrific candidate in north olympic terrific candidate and north dakota. mitt romney won north dakota by 20, 21 points. and heidi was able to overcome that. it's true that she won them as the president one north dakota, slightly less than president, that mr. romney one north dakota slightly less than the president one massachusetts. but i think the republican coalition includes kind of a soft swing voter that is inclined to vote republican, but is more willing to vote for democrats. and, jim matheson surviving utah is amazing. amazing. john barrow in georgia, yes, a republican candidate against john darrell was horrendous. when was the last
had spent considerable time contemplating the brown wastes around the infantry base depot. and to his continual amazement, being a man who had always thought trees and lakes and mountains important, he loved them. possibly it was their geometric barrenness. perhaps in may when conditions were drier and hotter he would not have loved them so well, the lone and level sands stretching far away. he remembered shelley's traveler from an antique land which could certainly have been egypt. there, as they neared cairo, were the three great pyramids punctuating the perfect line of the horizon like an ancient geometry lesson. still, for all its flatness, the greenness of the delta would have been -- if he could be allowed for a moment to consider the unthinkable -- an unbelievably sight to the africa corps should they ever see it. this is a good war out here in that respect he wrote home a few days later. he has a lush, green land as goal, and we have our goal; ever west which is the direction of home and the traditional american direction. he had been looking forward for a while now to spendin
've got, the incumbents who lost, the one incumbent we have lost so far, scott brown, in a state that obama won with 60%. and, of course, the two most notable democrats were jon tester and claire mccaskill. we saw the same thing in the senate. >> one thing when you talk about mccaskill and you talk about on donnelly in indiana can a large part of the is republican candidate. since i was a very young reporter, wiseguy, the candidates election is a big important for of the game. i think that if you took the two things, if you went back to last january, if a candidate, election and money, what's going to route the coming election and everyone would say super pacs. they threw so much money at this race and yet at the end democrats and an excellent team of candidates and republicans had a few losers are various reasons, and it showed on election night. that was one big lesson that i took away. it has nothing to do with philosophy, or geography or demography. just how pros can change the view by doing their jobs right. >> like a state like north dakota where heidi heitkamp did an excel
on tuesday in lieu states. and think of scott brown, think of linda, the former governor out and away. think about heather wilson in new mexico. and they couldn't win because of their party's brand. and conversely, look at moderate democrats running in very, very republican states. heidi heitkamp one. joe donnelly, he won. this is, you know, one size brand contaminates al all of the candidates, even the ones that have no culpability whatsoever in some of the exotic excesses of party and one party is not having that effect. so yeah, we're going to hear a bunch of people with iqs lower than room temperature say that mitt romney lost because he wasn't conservative enough. but i think after republicans go through seven stages of grief and get, then they can get to a point where they can make some changes that they're going to need if they're going to be a party of the future. >> thanks charlie. let me at the charlie's remarks. appreciate you are here to listen to us, and we are trying to say something that is interesting and thoughtful and novel hours after the polls closed. i think charlie toda
in scott brown if kerry were to become secretary of state. but it is true that the foreign relations and foreign affairs committees have sort of shown a little bit less influence in the terms of how foreign policy's conducted than any, you know, even the third level of management at the state department. >> yes -- >> always good to use this as a reporting opportunity, ma'am. do you know concern we don't know from our book whether it would be menendez or boxer who would talk -- who would take the job. who would it be? >> i don't know. >> okay. [laughter] >> i suspect it would be menendez. i don't think boxer wants to give up the environment and public works committee. >> too much power. >> i find it hard to believe she would want to do that. but i've got to say, i think kerry's chances of becoming secretary of state increased when susan rice kind of flubbed her response, her media response, i should say, to the attack in benghazi. i mean, she was already not well liked on the hill amongst republicans. but i also recently when i saw chuck hagel, former senator chuck hagel saying nice t
people think that, hear that and think brown bags and yellow buses, but there is nothing that replaces the sensation of being in an historic place come as the net come the feeling feeling, touching it, sometimes even smelling it. that is what provides us the real sons is something that happened to real people. forgive me, i keep losing my sib here. >> host: we will let you get that adjusted and i want to read this quote from your don't know much about mythology book. you write, one of the saddest things i witnessed in the series, especially when i visit schools is that the innate and insatiable curiosity of children have about the world gets absolutely killed by the tedium of score. i also remember so well how myths save one little boy. >> guest: true story. again, i like to tell true stories. i remember being a child sitting in schools, watching the clock upon the wall. i would watch the clock ticked towards 3:00 when we get released and i remember the only time i thought -- not the only time come to certainly one of the time i felt some sense of real excitement was when our teacher w
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